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09-02-2017 - 16:46
Vote on new anti-terror law to stop foreign fighters and lone wolves

To counter the growing threats from “foreign fighters” travelling to and from conflict zones for terrorist purposes and “lone wolves” planning solo attacks, new EU counter-terrorism rules to be voted on Thursday will make it a crime to prepare acts of terrorism.


The new rules, informally agreed by Parliament and Council negotiators in November 2016, will criminalise "preparatory acts" such as travelling abroad to join a terrorist group and returning to the EU, recruiting for terrorism, training or being trained, publicly inciting terrorism or advocating it, whether directly or indirectly through the glorification of such acts, or by providing funds to commit them.


The law also includes provisions on the protection of victims of terrorism, to ensure that victims and their families receive help immediately in the event of an attack.


Parliament’s negotiators also ensured that, for the first time, member states will be obliged to exchange information on criminal proceedings if it could be used to prevent future attacks or assist other ongoing investigations or proceedings.


Note to editors


The new directive on combatting terrorism will replace the 2002 Council framework  decision (2002/475/JHA) to keep pace with new developments and emerging threats such as foreign fighters and lone wolves, and also ensure that member states comply with international obligations and standards such as UN Security Council Resolution 2178 and the Additional Protocol to the Council of Europe Convention on the Prevention of Terrorism.


Member states will have 18 months to ensure that the new rules can be applied. The UK and Ireland will not be bound by them, but may notify the EU Commission of their intention to opt in, if they so wish. Denmark will not be covered by the directive.


Procedure:  ordinary legislative procedure (COD)

2015/0281(COD)

Debate:  Wednesday, 15 February

Vote:  Thursday, 16 February

Press conference: Wednesday at 16.30 with the rapporteur, the Commission and the Maltese Presidency


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Plenary agenda
 
13-02-2017 -
17:00 - 23:00
Debates
 
 
Resumption of session and order of business
 
Biological low risk pesticides
Report:O-000147/2016 European Commission ENVI
 
Revision of the European Consensus on Development
Report:A8-0020/2017
Rapporteur: Bogdan Brunon Wenta
Rapporteur: Norbert Neuser
DEVE
 
Cost-effective emission reductions and low-carbon investments
Report:A8-0003/2017 ***I
Rapporteur: Ian Duncan
ENVI
 
Annual report on EU competition policy
Report:A8-0001/2017
Rapporteur: Tibor Szanyi
ECON
 
Short presentations of the following reports:
Promoting gender equality in mental health and clinical research
Report:A8-0380/2016
Rapporteur: Beatriz Becerra Basterrechea
FEMM
Priorities for the 61st session of the UN Commission on the Status of Women
Report:A8-0018/2017
Rapporteur: Maria Arena
Rapporteur: Constance Le Grip
FEMM
Control of the Register and composition of the Commission's expert groups
Report:A8-0002/2017
Rapporteur: Dennis de Jong
CONT
The role of whistleblowers in the protection of EU´s financial interests
Report:A8-0004/2017
Rapporteur: Dennis de Jong
CONT
 
One-minute speeches (Rule 163)
 
 
 
14-02-2017 -
09:00 - 11:50
Debates
 
 
Joint debate - Future of the EU
Possible evolutions of and adjustments to the current institutional set-up of the European Union
Report:A8-0390/2016
Rapporteur: Guy Verhofstadt
AFCO
Improving the functioning of the European Union building on the potential of the Lisbon Treaty
Report:A8-0386/2016
Rapporteur: Mercedes Bresso
Rapporteur: Elmar Brok
AFCO
Budgetary capacity for the Eurozone
Report:A8-0038/2017
Rapporteur: Reimer Böge
Rapporteur: Pervenche Berès
ECON BUDG
 
 
14-02-2017 -
12:00 - 12:30
Formal sitting
 
 
Address by Alexander Van der Bellen, President of the Republic of Austria
 
 
14-02-2017 -
12:30 - 14:30
VOTES followed by explanations of votes
 
 
EU-Cook Islands sustainable fisheries partnership agreement
Report:A8-0010/2017 ***
Rapporteur: João Ferreira
PECH
 
EU-Cook Islands sustainable fisheries partnership agreement (Resolution)
Report:A8-0015/2017
Rapporteur: João Ferreira
PECH
 
Control of the Register and composition of the Commission's expert groups
Report:A8-0002/2017
Rapporteur: Dennis de Jong
CONT
 
The role of whistleblowers in the protection of EU´s financial interests
Report:A8-0004/2017
Rapporteur: Dennis de Jong
CONT
 
List of third States and organisations with which Europol shall conclude agreements
Report:A8-0035/2017 *
Rapporteur: Agustín Díaz de Mera García Consuegra
LIBE
 
Subjecting the new psychoactive substance methyl 2-[[1-(cyclohexylmethyl)-1H-indole-3-carbonyl]amino]-3,3-dimethylbutanoate (MDMB-CHMICA) to control measures
Report:A8-0024/2017 *
Rapporteur: Lorenzo Fontana
LIBE
 
Mobilisation of the European Globalisation Adjustment Fund: application EGF/2016/005 NL/Drenthe Overijssel Retail
Report:A8-0036/2017
Rapporteur: Nedzhmi Ali
BUDG
 
Revision of the European Consensus on Development
Report:A8-0020/2017
Rapporteur: Bogdan Brunon Wenta
Rapporteur: Norbert Neuser
DEVE
 
Annual report on EU competition policy
Report:A8-0001/2017
Rapporteur: Tibor Szanyi
ECON
 
Promoting gender equality in mental health and clinical research
Report:A8-0380/2016
Rapporteur: Beatriz Becerra Basterrechea
FEMM
 
Priorities for the 61st session of the UN Commission on the Status of Women
Report:A8-0018/2017
Rapporteur: Maria Arena
Rapporteur: Constance Le Grip
FEMM
 
 
14-02-2017 -
15:00 - 23:00
Debates
 
 
State of play of the second review of the economic adjustment programme for Greece
 
Deterioration of the situation in Eastern Ukraine
 
Situation in the West Bank, in particular settlements
 
2016 Report on Albania
Report:A8-0023/2017
Rapporteur: Knut Fleckenstein
AFET
 
2016 Report on Bosnia and Herzegovina
Report:A8-0026/2017
Rapporteur: Cristian Dan Preda
AFET
 
Joint debate - European Semester 2017
European Semester for Economic Policy Coordination: Annual Growth Survey 2017
Report:A8-0039/2017
Rapporteur: Gunnar Hökmark
ECON
European Semester for Economic Policy Coordination: employment and social aspects in the Annual Growth Survey 2017
Report:A8-0037/2017
Rapporteur: Yana Toom
EMPL
Single Market Governance within the European Semester 2017
Report:A8-0016/2017
Rapporteur: Antonio López-Istúriz White
IMCO
 
Banking Union - Annual Report 2016
Report:A8-0019/2017
Rapporteur: Danuta Maria Hübner
ECON
 
 
 
15-02-2017 -
09:00 - 11:50
Debates
 
 
Joint debate - EU-Canada
EU-Canada Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement
Report:A8-0009/2017 ***
Rapporteur: Artis Pabriks
INTA
Conclusion of the EU-Canada CETA
EU-Canada Strategic Partnership Agreement
Report:A8-0028/2017 ***
Rapporteur: Charles Tannock
AFET
 
 
15-02-2017 -
12:00 - 14:00
VOTES followed by explanations of votes
 
 
EU-Canada Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement
Report:A8-0009/2017 ***
Rapporteur: Artis Pabriks
INTA
 
Conclusion of the EU-Canada CETA
 
EU-Canada Strategic Partnership Agreement
Report:A8-0028/2017 ***
Rapporteur: Charles Tannock
AFET
 
EU-Mongolia Framework Agreement on Partnership and Cooperation
Report:A8-0382/2016 ***
Rapporteur: Helmut Scholz
AFET
 
EU-Mongolia Framework Agreement on Partnership and Cooperation (Resolution)
Report:A8-0383/2016
Rapporteur: Helmut Scholz
AFET
 
Agreement on Trade in Civil Aircraft (Product Coverage Annex)
Report:A8-0007/2017 ***
Rapporteur: Inmaculada Rodríguez-Piñero Fernández
INTA
 
Cost-effective emission reductions and low-carbon investments
Report:A8-0003/2017 ***I
Rapporteur: Ian Duncan
ENVI
 
Objection pursuant to rule 105(3): Regulatory technical standards for the application of position limits to commodity derivatives
 
2016 Report on Albania
Report:A8-0023/2017
Rapporteur: Knut Fleckenstein
AFET
 
2016 Report on Bosnia and Herzegovina
Report:A8-0026/2017
Rapporteur: Cristian Dan Preda
AFET
 
European Semester for Economic Policy Coordination: Annual Growth Survey 2017
Report:A8-0039/2017
Rapporteur: Gunnar Hökmark
ECON
 
European Semester for Economic Policy Coordination: employment and social aspects in the Annual Growth Survey 2017
Report:A8-0037/2017
Rapporteur: Yana Toom
EMPL
 
Single Market Governance within the European Semester 2017
Report:A8-0016/2017
Rapporteur: Antonio López-Istúriz White
IMCO
 
Banking Union - Annual Report 2016
Report:A8-0019/2017
Rapporteur: Danuta Maria Hübner
ECON
 
Biological low risk pesticides
Report:O-000147/2016 European Commission ENVI
 
 
15-02-2017 -
15:00 - 23:00
Debates
 
 
Combating terrorism
Report:A8-0228/2016 ***I
Rapporteur: Monika Hohlmeier
LIBE
 
Reinforcement of checks against relevant databases at external borders
Report:A8-0218/2016 ***I
Rapporteur: Monica Macovei
LIBE
 
EU law enforcement information exchange and the replacement of pre-Lisbon instruments
 
Civil Law Rules on Robotics
Report:A8-0005/2017
Rapporteur: Mady Delvaux
JURI
 
Commission's approval of Germany's revised plan to introduce a road toll
Report:O-000152/2016 European Commission
 
European Cloud Initiative
Report:A8-0006/2017
Rapporteur: Jerzy Buzek
ITRE
 
Joint debate - European Structural and Investment Funds
Investing in jobs and growth - maximising the contribution of European Structural and Investment Funds
Report:A8-0385/2016
Rapporteur: Lambert van Nistelrooij
REGI
Delayed implementation of ESI Funds operational programmes - impact on cohesion policy and the way forward
Report:O-000005/2017 European Commission REGI
 
 
 
16-02-2017 -
08:30 - 10:50
Debates
 
 
Aviation Strategy for Europe
Report:A8-0021/2017
Rapporteur: Pavel Telička
TRAN
 
Debates on cases of breaches of human rights, democracy and the rule of law - One hour maximum (Rule 135)
Situation of human rights and democracy in Nicaragua, the case of Francesca Ramirez
Executions in Kuwait and Bahrain
Guatemala, notably the situation of human rights defenders
 
 
16-02-2017 -
11:00 - 12:00
Address by Justin Trudeau, Prime Minister of Canada
 
 
Address by Justin Trudeau, Prime Minister of Canada
 
 
16-02-2017 -
12:00 - 14:00
VOTES followed by explanations of votes
 
 
Motions for resolutions concerning debates on cases of breaches of human rights, democracy and the rule of law (Rule 135)
 
Combating terrorism
Report:A8-0228/2016 ***I
Rapporteur: Monika Hohlmeier
LIBE
 
Reinforcement of checks against relevant databases at external borders
Report:A8-0218/2016 ***I
Rapporteur: Monica Macovei
LIBE
 
Possible evolutions of and adjustments to the current institutional set-up of the European Union
Report:A8-0390/2016
Rapporteur: Guy Verhofstadt
AFCO
 
Improving the functioning of the European Union building on the potential of the Lisbon Treaty
Report:A8-0386/2016
Rapporteur: Mercedes Bresso
Rapporteur: Elmar Brok
AFCO
 
Budgetary capacity for the Eurozone
Report:A8-0038/2017
Rapporteur: Reimer Böge
Rapporteur: Pervenche Berès
ECON BUDG
 
Civil Law Rules on Robotics
Report:A8-0005/2017
Rapporteur: Mady Delvaux
JURI
 
European Cloud Initiative
Report:A8-0006/2017
Rapporteur: Jerzy Buzek
ITRE
 
Investing in jobs and growth - maximising the contribution of European Structural and Investment Funds
Report:A8-0385/2016
Rapporteur: Lambert van Nistelrooij
REGI
 
Aviation Strategy for Europe
Report:A8-0021/2017
Rapporteur: Pavel Telička
TRAN
 
Delayed implementation of ESI Funds operational programmes - impact on cohesion policy and the way forward
Report:O-000005/2017 European Commission REGI
 
 
 
Proposed report during the session
 
 
REPORT on budgetary capacity for the Eurozone
Reference: A8-0038/2017

Date:
13-02-2017
Reimer Böge
Pervenche Berès
ECON BUDG
 
 
 
REPORT on budgetary capacity for the Eurozone
Reference: A8-0038/2017

Date:
13-02-2017
Reimer Böge
Pervenche Berès
ECON BUDG